2 Putin's Responds to Turkish Air Piracy, Sukhoi-35 over Turkish Coast
After Turkish air piracy of a Syrian civilian passenger plane traveling from Moscow, Russian Air Force decided to send 30 Sukhoi-35 to Cyprus. These aircraft will patrol the Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese coasts about ten times a day! Russia lacks sufficient aircraft carriers and the Greek Cypriot military has a strategic relationship with Russia.
Turkish jets violate Cypriot airspace daily, passing over the skies of Greek Cyprus, excluding the capital. A Russian official said that Moscow considers the airspace of Greek Cyprus Russian
Federation airspace and it does not accept the Turkish aircraft flying over it. Turkey declared today that it will not fly over Greek Cyprus anymore.
The Su-35 has en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust-vectoring capabilities, six Vympel R-73 air to air missiles, with 90% lethality, and is classified as 4++ generation fighter. It is superior to the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
and F-15SE Silent Eagle.
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translated from Arabic el Dyar newspaper: